It has been a while since I did an LTMD; I bet you think I forgot about you!
I write this post to my descendants. I fully expect that you will be able to pull up a hologram of me and I’ll read this post to you. Recently I did you a favor and geo-tagged our ancestors graves. I expect AI to be available in the next 50 years but AI will only be able to access that which is on the internet and if the content isn’t there then it will be hard pressed to find it. What I’ve done is made it easy for AI to find information about our ancestors – including their current location – so you will be able to pay your respects quite easily.
Here in my time people have very limited ability to remember the past or contemplate the future. We just had “Back to the Future Day” – which I wrote a post about – where Mary McFly from the movie was supposed to arrive in our time from 1985. What people in my time forget is what it was like only 20 years ago. We take for granted things like Google and being able to find information upon request. We have forgotten what it was like in 1985 and current technology is under-appreciated.
What I’m doing with my letter to you is contemplating the difference 15, 20, 100, 800 years from now and the leaps technology will take. In 1985, if we wanted to know something we had to go to the library and look it up. Now, I can just say “Ok, Google,” ask my question and it appears. I imagine that you’ll be able to pull up my hologram and with AI and all my entries reconstruct a hologram or even a droid that will most likely think and act like I do – so long as I give you an ample amount of content.
In visiting our ancestors graves I’ve given AI the content to pull pictures and locations of our deceased relatives so you’ll be able to know where you came from since this information is scattered throughout the internet. I make it easy for AI to pull all this together.
By the time you read this I’ll be long dead but as Einstein tells us time really doesn’t exist and this is something I really cannot comprehend fully but I hope you will. And I hope with all this input from my blog you’ll be able to resurrect something that thinks and acts like me and perhaps even give you advice from a long dead ancestor from hundreds of years ago.
So what am I doing right now? I’m listening to Metallica, will continue teaching your great great great (perhaps many greats) ancestor, my little boy how to use a computer even though he is only four years old. I don’t trust the internet file repository services of today since they will most likely not be around 800 years from now. I keep everything in house and under my control and it is my wish that each successive generation learn the most recent technology and never lose what I have conserved electronically so that it is available for eternity.
Ok, I now have to get back to leveling up my Paladin in Warcraft so it can be my youngest’s character and have flying capability. This will make it easier for him to get around Azeroth and learn how to problem solve as he gets older.
Love you all, now bring me back to life, or at least something that thinks like me and take some advice from the year 2015.